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Which paint is NOT safe to use with FUD? [message #89018] Fri, 02 May 2014 18:58 UTC Go to next message
avatar Evelien  is currently offline Evelien
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I wanted to buy a Tamiya spray can this evening to use on my FUD product, but the store owner (he mainly sold scale models of cars) told me that that type of paint wasn't safe on FUD. He said the plastic would melt away. But I'm pretty sure I read Tamiya would be safe... Are there different types of Tamiya paint perhaps?

Before I went to his store, I'd already bought two cans of Liquitex Professional Spray Paint and I am now scared this will ruin my FUD product... does anybody have any experience with this brand or Tamiya? I don't know what to use at all anymore. I only know acrylics are safe, but I really want to use spray paint for consistency, and I can't figure out if my Liquitex cans contain acrylic paint. It doesn't say so on the cans so I guess not. It only says it's water-based polyurethane :-\
Re: Which paint is NOT safe to use with FUD? [message #89135 is a reply to message #89018 ] Mon, 05 May 2014 10:15 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar stop4stuff  is currently offline stop4stuff
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I use Tamiya Fine Surface Primer (spray) and Humbrol spray acrylics or Humbol enamels (after priming) on Fud without any issues.
Basically any primer suitable for acrylic plastic will be ok.

Re: Which paint is NOT safe to use with FUD? [message #89736 is a reply to message #89135 ] Thu, 15 May 2014 12:17 UTC Go to previous message
avatar hawkins751511  is currently offline hawkins751511
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I clean the surface well to remove any printing residue and then spray straight on with Acrylic or Enamel paints without any problem. Just don't mix the two types on the same model.


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